Bob O
Smoke humming whistling etc
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:38am

Hi DCG. I just watched your link to refresh my memory. Yes he whistles then just before he lights his cigar, he hums. And to the right you see smoke. Then when he fires the rifle more smoke. That originally seaued into the smokey title but later they added Alberto as producer up front after he complained about not being on the credits which interrupts the smoke flow.

  • Well, bobO, as is so often the case...DCG, Thu Jun 28 5:49pm
    ...when I rely upon my memory instead of double-checking a scene before openin' my big mouth, here's the deal: My "memory" (which is in quotes because it was *clearly* Fallible in this case at hand)... more
    • Smoke humming whistling etc — Bob O, Fri Jun 29 9:38am
      • Just went lookin' the "original" (sans Grimaldi cred) titles to FF$M, and re-acquainted myself with their designer, perhaps the single most influential artist when it comes to title sequences used in ... more
        • DCG. Your opinion on Gramaldi credit.Bob 0, Fri Jun 29 8:06pm
          What do you think was the reason Gramaldi was left off the credits? Was it an oversight or done intentionally? It seems unlikely the darn producer is not likely to be over looked. And for decades the ... more
      • Smoke humming whistling etc 2Bob O, Fri Jun 29 9:43am
        I've read several times and Christopher Fraylin who is not always reliable that it's Leone himself whistling and humming. A film produced by Alberto Gramaldi also is first on the GBU credits which... more
        • I've heard other SW lay scholars...DCG, Fri Jun 29 6:37pm
          ...point out that Sir Christopher Frayling occasionally made errors in his otherwise in-depth SOMETHING TO DO WITH DEATH tome on Leone. (Hell, who's perfect when compiling a 500+ page epic, eh?) For... more
          • Yes in 1967Bob 0, Fri Jun 29 8:25pm
            In 1967 I was so impressed with FAF$F when it played first run I saw it 9 times in week. Eventually I noticed there was no producer in the credits. Later at a Drive-inn showing about 1970, Alberto... more
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